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World Language

Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? High School Spanish 1-4

High School attended? V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School

University Attended? University of Nebraska-Lincoln & University of Nebraska Omaha

Degree Received? Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from UNL & 7-12 Spanish Teaching Certificate from UNO

Master's degree program or school attended? Master of Arts in Language Teaching degree in progress at UNO

Extra-Curricular Duties? March for Life Chaperone 

In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? I feel blessed to work everyday in a faith based atmosphere where God is the focus. There is no separation between faith and school; it is a part of everything we do both in and outside the classroom. This positive environment fosters the growth of each individual student so they may become successful Christian leaders. 

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Spanish I
Elective, meets diversity requirement
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
two semesters
Grade 8 with permission
10 credits

Basic foundation in grammar with emphasis on verbal and written communications. Areas covered include: greetings, school, foods, family and basic conversation. Students will write and present short skits or presentations. Students will also engage in language learning through special projects in cultural exploration. The course is taught in English/Spanish.

Spanish II
Elective
Grades 10, 11, 12
two semesters
Prerequisite: Spanish I and permission of instructor.
10 credits

Review of basic grammar with progression into the study of the other verb tenses, grammatical usage and the ability to translate easy to moderately difficult texts at sight. Verbal communication, reading and writing is also intensified during the spectrum of this course. Reinforcement of language study through presentations, writing and cultural projects. This course is taught in English and Spanish.

Spanish III
Elective
Grades 11, 12
two semesters
Prerequisite: Spanish II and permission of instructor.
10 credits

Spanish III students will continue to refine their use of the language skills previously acquired through the use of Spanish only in class. Will also read short stories, folktales and poetry by various Spanish and Latin American writers. Using audio/visual tapes, dialogues, skits and cultural activities.

Spanish IV
Elective
Grades 11, 12
two semesters
Prerequisite: Spanish III and permission of instructor.
10 credits

Focus on conversation, Spanish IV students will progress their skills through advanced verb tenses and refine their speaking, writing and comprehension through readings and discussions in Spanish and also through projects, skits and culture presentations.